March 17, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
MANITOU SPRINGS. It’s known as “The Little Church that Could” and “The Church at the Incline.” Either way, members of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in Manitou Springs are facing an uphill battle but remain undaunted.
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Eastward Expansion

New church will serve Catholics in eastern El Paso County
March 17, 2017  |  By VERONICA AMBUUL
FALCON. St. Benedict Parish in Falcon, which has been celebrating Sunday Mass in a nearby school gym for more than a decade, will break ground on a long-awaited church construction project March 26. Bishop Michael Sheridan will preside at the groundbreaking after the 8:30 a.m. Mass.
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March 17, 2017  |  

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March 3, 2017  |  By JOHN MULDERIG, CATHOLIC NEWS SERVICE
NEW YORK. Those seeking nothing more from a movie than sheer spectacle may be satisfied with director Zhang Yimou’s visually interesting but thoroughly implausible action adventure “The Great Wall” (PG-13, Universal).
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March 3, 2017  |  By SISTER CONSTANCE CAROLYN VEIT
A few days ago I met a very little girl who made a big impression on me. Grace and her older brother Benedict suffer from a rare genetic disorder that has resulted in serious hearing impairment and limited physical growth.
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THE CATHOLIC REVIEW: Making Sense of the Senseless

“Religion and the Global Resurgence of Violence: Connection of the Abrahamics" by Father Kizito Chike Osudibia
March 3, 2017  |  By DEACON RICK BAUER
As people of Catholic faith, our hearts are torn by the near-daily litany of violence perpetrated by religious fanatics. That much of this religious terrorism is currently perpetrated by one “Abrahamic” religion is a combination of historical and religious factors; that this long saga sadly includes all three Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, and Islam) causes us to wonder why such violence occurs, and if there is any clear way to end it.
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March 3, 2017  |  

The International Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima will be in the Diocese of Colorado Springs March 4-26. This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Blessed Mother’s apparitions at Fatima, Portugal in 1917. On the 13th day of the month from May through October, the Virgin Mary appeared to three children who were in the countryside tending sheep — Jacinta and Francisco Marto and Lucia dos Santos — and told them to pray the rosary each day in reparation for sins. Following is a list of parishes where the statue will be on display as well as a schedule of events for each visit. At each parish, an ambassador will give at least one 25-minute presentation.


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March 3, 2017  |  
COLORADO SPRINGS. Bishop Michael Sheridan will join with Bishop James Gonia of the Rocky Mountain Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America to preside over an ecumenical prayer service to mark the 500th anniversary of the Reformation.
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March 3, 2017  |  By BISHOP ROBERT BARRON
Anyone even vaguely acquainted with my work knows that I advocate vigorous argument on behalf of religious truth. I have long called for a revival in what is classically known as apologetics, the defense of the claims of faith against skeptical opponents. And I have repeatedly weighed in against a dumbed-down Catholicism.
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